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H.R.2031 - EATS Act

To amend the Plant Protection Act to expedite the process for approval of certain biotechnology products, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Plant Protection Act to expedite the process for approval of certain biotechnology products, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: EATS Act as introduced.
  • Short: Expediting Agriculture Through Science Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Expediting Agriculture Through Science Act or EATS Act - Amends the Plant Protection Act to include biotechnology products among the plant pests that a person may petition the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to have added or removed from regulations allowing such products' importation,

Official Summary

Expediting Agriculture Through Science Act or EATS Act - Amends the Plant Protection Act to include biotechnology products among the plant pests that a person may petition the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to have added or removed from regulations allowing such products' importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce without a permit. Revises provisions regarding the Secretary's response to such a petition to require the Secretary to:
(1) determine whether to approve such petition not later than 180 days after the petition's receipt, with two permitted 30-day extensions;
(2) notify the petitioner of such extensions; and
(3) provide a denied petitioner with denial information and an opportunity to remedy deficiencies. Deems a petition approved if the Secretary has not made a determination to approve the petition by the end of the 240-day period beginning on the date of the petition's receipt.

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